• Connectivity and Communication in the Achaemenid Empire

    Author(s):
    Henry Colburn (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Ancient Near East, Classical archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Ancient history, Middle Eastern history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    archaeology, classics, Persian Studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B04R
    Abstract:
    The vast territorial extent of the Achaemenid Empire is often assumed to have impeded connectivity and communication within the empire. This paper challenges the validity of this assumption. Two factors in particular favor this conclusion—the presence of an extensive road network and the high communication speed in the empire, made possible by the pirradazish service. Together, they demonstrate the enormous potential for movement and interaction throughout the empire.
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    Published
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